BONJOUR & WELCOME
Hello, we're Wayne & David and welcome to our home, The Old Presbytery, a lovingly restored 18th century stone Presbytère with stunning views over orchards and vineyards towards the Dordogne River and the bastide town of Sainte-Foy-la-Grande. We're lucky to live in the most beautiful spot in France!
We're ideally located to explore the Bordeaux wine region, Saint-Émilion UNESCO world heritage site, Chemin de Compostelle route and the many beautiful castles and medieval towns in Gironde and Dordogne.
Or simply relax by the pool or under one of our 400 year old Lebanese cedar trees and enjoy the view!
We're only 1 hour drive from Bordeaux and 30 minutes from Bergerac Airport.
PEACE & TRANQUILLITY
At the Old Presbytery we can offer you space, privacy and the peace and tranquillity of the french countryside, as well as small touches to elevate your experience.
As soon as you walk through our doors you’ll discover a friendly and relaxed environment where you can unhook from the world.
We consciously bring what’s outside our doors, inside; drawing on the story of our local area to inspire every aspect of your experience, like the stone work of our building that was loving restored by a local artisan craftsman.
After a year of restrictions we are looking forward to improvements to the way we are living and travelling for the good of our collective health.
Rest assured, we and our team are fully vaccinated and for the protection of everyone staying with us, we ask our guests to have a valid French Health Pass or NHS Covid Pass.
HEALTH & WELL-BEING
Your health & well-being is important to us, so we offer a range of activities for you to enjoy while you're staying with us.
Our 10 x 5 metre pool is heated and salt treated. It is also equipped with a counter current swimming machine for those who love doing laps. It's not suitable for children as it's not fenced.
We have electric bikes and maps of the local area for you to explore. We are also on the Chemin de Compostelle route if you fancy a longer trek.
Or a spot of pool in our games room?
Our petit yoga studio, located in a converted pigsty, is under construction and will be available to use later in the season. There will be an infra-red sauna in the studio that is both relaxing and restorative.
RESPECTING THE PLANET,
& EACH OTHER
We believe the world will be a better place if we all tread lightly on the planet.
To help us achieve this we source all our food and drink locally where possible, and in season. What’s not eaten we compost for our vegetable garden.
We offer free filtered still and sparkling tap water, and avoid single use plastic bottles and straws.
We are dog friendly and like to think they have a positive impact on our wellbeing. Sherlock & Mrs Hudson, our resident Airedale Terriers, will happily play with you and your four legged friend for hours.
Children are welcome, but we would like to mention that our facilities are not well suited for families with small children.
We are proud supporters of the LGBT Travel Club's Everyone is Welcome campaign.